DeGroote conference examines market issues
November 13, 2006
Source: McMaster University
by Julia ThomsonNovember 13, 2006
Much of the world's economy rises and falls with the stock market. More than just traders and shares, capital markets around the globe are a complex system with many issues, challenges and opportunities.
Academic researchers, professional practitioners and students will gather in Toronto this week to present, discuss and debate the latest issues, trends, challenges and opportunities in the market structure domain at the first Conference on Market Structure and Market Integrity.
"This conference is an excellent opportunity to expand Canada's field of knowledge on market structure issues," said Paul Bates, Dean of the DeGroote School of Business. "For academics with a strong interest in market related issues, for professional practitioners within the field of finance, for our students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of current issues relating to market structure and integrity, this conference offers them great exposure to the latest research in the field."
The conference is a partnership between the DeGroote School of Business and Market Regulation Services (RS).
In March of this year, RS announced a $500,000 sponsorship commitment to fund a monthly lecture series and this annual conference. RS is the independent regulation services provider for Canadian equity markets. It monitors every trade made in the Canadian markets in real time, protecting investors and ensuring market integrity.
In addition to presentations of competitively selected academic papers, the program will include a key note address by Lawrence Harris, current Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance at the USC Marshall School of Business and former Chief Economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The conference is being held from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto.